OLS 16 Blossom

OLS16 Blossom Heather Telford

It is my turn to host the One Layer Simplicity challenge this month. Just in case you’ve never visited the OLS challenge or played along, the challenge is hosted by a design team of five, the challenges go live on the first of the month, continue until the 24th, then we create a details post to highlight some details on a few cards that caught our eye. As the name suggests the cards have to be ‘one layer’ and we like to keep them ‘simple’. This month I have a key word to challenge you: BLOSSOM. It just so happens that the founder of our challenge, Susan Raihala is also know as Lateblossom so you can choose to be inspired by blossom, the word or Lateblossom, the card maker.

I inked up my ‘delicate blossoms’ stamp with distress ink and distress stain, added the branch details with a black marker, spritzed the stamp then pressed it onto watercolour paper. When it was dry I added the tiny stamen details with a marker and stamped the sentiment in black. I hope you get inspired to join us over at One Layer Simplicity this month


Stamps:  Friendship, Delicate Blossoms (PB)
Inks: Ripe Persimmon Distress Stains, Dried Marigold distress inkpad, Black soot distress marker (Ranger) Potter’s Clay Memento marker (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper

10 Comments on “OLS 16 Blossom”

  1. Gorgeous one layer card. Love the colours and the watercolour look. xxx

  2. CherylQuilts says:

    Oh, Heather, this is gorgeous! I love the colors you’ve used and how soft and dreamy this feels! Wow! Such an elegant card…and one layer!! I love it! Hugs!

  3. Jacki says:

    Another truly awesome card, Heather! I’m off to find that stamp – love it! your colours are perfect for this image.

  4. jmhave44 says:

    Like the blossoms color very much. This makes me think of a Japanese art painting. Lovely shading too. This is a most elegant stamp and made a very beautiful card.

  5. Jacki says:

    And BTW – did you know that today is the 175th Anniversary of the Penny Black postage stamp?

  6. Mary Anne Perlmutter says:

    This is a beautiful card. I would like to receive a card like this in my mail box. Thank you for sharing. I am a faithful follower but, don’t always have the time to comment. Today i am making the time. This card is just so lovely.

  7. Kim M. says:

    This is gorgeous! I love the CAS design and the colours used. It’s just beautiful. 🙂

  8. memalagene says:

    Oh my, this is GORGEOUS!

  9. Pat says:

    This is so pretty Heather and such gorgeous colours you have used with this lovely stamp. x

  10. Lindsey says:

    You + spritzing stamps = art. This is beautiful!

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